Recently we really wanted to touch on a subject that we feel sometimes gets overlooked. Should you or shouldn’t you have a make-up Artist for your engagements or even Bridals? Most people don’t think that make-up really plays an important role in how your pictures come out, but I can assure you it does. Even if you are prone to not wearing tons of make-up for your engagements or any session for that matter, we are really trying to let our couples know that it is important. It can add so much to your images. Pops of color being one of them. We got together with Maris Malone Calderon, and amazing Make-up Artist in Austin, TX to see why she believes it is so important. Also, Here are some of our clients, she has done make-up for and what she had to say:
“Why should you hire a professional makeup artist?
You may know plenty of tips and tricks to apply your makeup for everyday wear, but you’ll find that hiring a pro makeup artist is critical part of your wedding or portrait session!
It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential in each face. A pro artist is not only trained to apply flawless, enduring makeup, they are also skilled in the art of making you feel at ease in every aspect of the process from detailed wedding day timelines to working with you to create a stunning makeup style that will transcend time.
A pro also understands how many different factors can effect your look. For example, makeup for photography is entirely different from everyday makeup. How many times have you seen a bride that just didn’t look quite right in her photos? Maybe her skin was uneven or shiny or her eyes didn’t quite have that ‘pop’. More than likely, the person who did her makeup did not understand how to apply makeup suitable for photography. A pro will know all this and in addition they’ll take into account the location and lighting (studio or outdoor, summer or winter etc.) where your photos will be taken.
Your makeup bag very unlike a pro’s kit. Professional makeup artists know what products to use, where to use them and in what intensity to ensure you look good face to face, as well as in your pictures. They use a wide range of products from vastly different lines to achieve a flawless look. Most products are waterproof and many are suitable for HD film/TV, that means they will last throughout your entire day while still looking and feeling incredibly natural.
Education and experience are also a key factors. A professional makeup artist has training exclusively in the art of makeup (through a makeup artistry school and/or an internships under other pros) and will have years of experience in the field. Simply because one is a licensed cosmetologist, doesn’t mean one is fully trained in makeup application (most cosmetology schools don’t offer much makeup training) or has the experience necessary to provide a perfect application every time.
It’s good to have an expert opinion on a day that can be so exciting and emotional. You may be too nervous to apply your makeup properly within the tight time frame of a wedding or portrait session. A pro will take more time and be more purposeful in applying makeup than you would at home; they will come to your location, be punctual and efficient and ensure you are ready for your photos with time to spare. Talk about a stress free environment!
To sum it up, I like this analogy to bring my point home; behind every beautiful movie star, singer or model, there is a talented and experienced makeup artist working hard to ensure they look great in every picture that is taken. Your wedding or portrait session is your mini celebrity moment and you should look and feel as amazing as those stars. Hiring a pro makeup artist is one way to guarantee that!”
“Every day I thank my lucky stars that I am fortunate enough to do something I absolutely love for a living! My passion lies in creating unique and distinctive looks for my clients by emphasizing the natural beauty in each individual face. Finding the perfect makeup style for my clients, whether the event calls for simply natural or elaborately dramatic, is always my first priority.
My love of makeup started as a teen and was intensified by my studies at Complections International School of Makeup Artistry. My career now spans over 8 years specializing in Beauty, Bridal, Airbrush and Editorial Print Makeup and my approach to makeup is always stunning, flawless, yet achievable beauty.
Based in Austin, TX, my work has appeared in Austin Monthly, Austin Wedding Day, Tribeza, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine Under the Radar and Hairdressers Journal to name a few.”